Cell phones are available for purchase in Ghana ($50 or more), but if you bring a phone from the US it can be used. The phone has to be unlocked (check with your network provider) and it may be used here by simply changing out the SIM card (a card can be purchased in Accra for under $10). Cell phones here work on a prepaid system and you have to recharge the phone by loading in more time. It only costs to make cell phone calls, not to receive.
In Accra a landline telephone is available for use (do not expect that to be the case in Nalerigu).
Many missionaries and volunteers use Skype **link** or Yahoo Messenger with Voice ** link**to make calls over the internet. The Baptist Guest House in Accra has a fast enough internet connection that Skype is possible. Since BMC’s internet connection is via satellite it is not always possible to use Skype. However, on a good day even Skype video is possible from Nalerigu.